Monthly Archives: October 2014

Embracing Entrepreneurship: One Start-up’s Story

By |October 31st, 2014|

Written by Tammy Mason, Owner of Momma’s Best Homemade

They say there’s no “right time” to start a business. I started mine as a mom, full-time college student, and military spouse. There were a million reasons not to do it. But in the end, passion won out. I knew what I wanted to be doing, and I decided I’d work out the logistics as I went. 

It’s been a wild and crazy trip, with highs, lows, and a lot of late nights … but I don’t for one moment regret it. And while being a military spouse certainly brings its own set of challenges to the table, it’s also drawn me into an amazing and supportive community, one I’m proud to be a part of. MSBA has been really helpful!

But let’s go back to the beginning…


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How to know when the answer is: “Get a Partner”

By |October 24th, 2014|

Form an idea, find a partner, sell your widgets and make money. If it were just that easy, right?

Years ago, I found myself looking to grow a business to the next level. I was doing well, but thought I had plateaued.

When I was courted by a potential partner, I thought I had found the answer to my problems. How could it go wrong? I had existing customers, cash flow and now new blood to bring even more customers to the table.

Without giving all the gory details…let’s just say I wish I had followed some of my own advice.

So what do you do when you find yourself in a position that you think you need a partner? Well the answer lies in WHY you think you need a partner.


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Welcome Lakesha!

By |October 18th, 2014|

Join us in Welcoming Lakesha Cole to the Board!

Lakesha has been a member of MSBA since 2010 and is the 2014 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year®. 

As a business woman, entrepreneur, mother and Marine Corps spouse, Lakesha Cole serves as an indispensable resource in assisting women and military spouses with starting, surviving and succeeding […]

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